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Workers' Compensation News


Slyngstad: Finding the Right Doctors to Improve Claim Outcomes 05/08/2019
By: Colleen Slyngstad
State: NA | Segment: Top | 554 | 0
Today, workers' compensation leaders understand that by using physicians who have a track record of achieving superior outcomes, such as enabling prompt recovery and early return to work, they can facilitate improved results and significant savings on each and every claim — spanning fro...Read More

Langham: Adjudicate, not Litigate 05/07/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 381 | 0
On April 5, the Florida First District Court decided Marocco v. Russel Brabec. This is not a workers' compensation case, but bears consideration. This litigation fo...Read More

Paduda: The CBO's Single-Payer Report and Worker's Comp 05/06/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 393 | 0
The Congressional Budget Office's 34-page analysis of single payer is out, and there are no references to workers’ comp or occupational injuries/illnesses.  ...Read More

McFaul: 'Claimbatants' Are Victims of On-the-Job Assault 05/03/2019
Source: Anna McFaul
State: OR | Segment: Top | 377 | 0
When an assault at work (by a customer or even a stranger) results in a compensable workers’ compensation claim, the employer or insurer may wonder: Do I have any workers’ compensation lien recovery options in the event a victim restitution award is granted as a result of the criminal...Read More

Doornink: Doctors Face Exposure to Malpractice, Battery During IMEs 05/02/2019
Source: Christy Doornink
State: WA | Segment: Top | 424 | 0
Did you know that independent medical examiners face exposure in the state of Washington for medical malpractice and medical battery causes of action when doing an examination? ...Read More

Young: More Dominoes Fall 05/01/2019
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 583 | 0
More dominoes have fallen in the matter concerning former Department of Industrial Relations director Christine Baker. ...Read More

Duff: Origins and Effects of My Workers' Compensation 'Viscerality' 04/30/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 465 | 0
I am about to use a largely academic word — viscerality — to explain my atypically (for a law professor) nonacademic relationship to workers’ compensation law. Please be patient with me. ...Read More

Kamin: Gig Economy Workers' Status Headlines Newsom's First Legislative Session 04/29/2019
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 617 | 0
The first few months of the 2019 legislative session opened with bills that would expand the definition of “employees” to include Uber and Lyft drivers, attempt to nullify utilization review, make nonindustrial apportionment more difficult to obtain, and investigate the large number o...Read More

Moore: Golden Rule for Reporting Work Injuries Keeps It Simple 04/26/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 387 | 0
Employers not having a rule for reporting work Injuries to the workers’ compensation carrier has caused many employers to end up paying very large claims on what should have been small ones.   ...Read More

Paduda: Gallagher Bassett Uses Data to Improve Care for WC Patients 04/25/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 761 | 0
What passes for predictive modeling today is like Google maps, except the app tells you when to turn a half hour after you’ve passed the intersection. ...Read More
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